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Film Review: Prisoner of Her Past

Joseph Smigelski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joseph Smigelski

In Prisoner of Her Past, Sonia, a Holocaust survivor, lives in a nursing home, and has unusual trouble dealing with her life. She can't escape her past, yet it's impossible for her to confront it.

Critical Thinking Is Essential in Every College Class

Joseph Smigelski | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Joseph Smigelski

All of the classes I teach at the two community colleges where I am employed are writing classes. I try to make my courses more than just a series of how-to sessions about comma placement -- I inject the concept of critical thinking.

Prisoner of Her Past: An Exploration of Hidden Demons

Andrew Wander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrew Wander

Prisoner of Her Past is a moving portrait of a son trying to understand his mother, and a reminder that the severity of a psychological scar is determined by the wound's initial treatment.